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On May 3, 2013, faculty, alumni, and donors gathered for a special dinner to celebrate the Bloomberg School, the future of public health, and the launch of a new campaign.

Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
The evening began with a reception in front of the Wall of Wonder. Left to right: Gloria and Ken Banks (HAB member), Beth and Ira Rutkow (MPH '78, DrPH '81, HAB member), Jonathan Weiner (DrPH '81, director, Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information Technology).
Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
Feinstone Hall was transformed for the evening with special lighting and decorations.
Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
Left to right: The new chair of International Health, David Peters (MPH '89, DrPH '93), his wife Karin J. Neufeld (MPH '92), Manisha and Ashok Agarwal (MPH '83, HAB member), Shivam Gupta (MPH '04, PhD '08, assistant scientist in International Health).
Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
Sommer Scholar Crystal Shen (MPH '13), left, enjoyed the company of star faculty such as Laurie Zabin (PhD '79, professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health), center, and Edyth Schoenrich (MPH '71, professor of Health Policy and Management), right.
Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH '87 explained how the Rising to the Challenge Campaign, the largest development goal in the School’s history, will enable the School to deploy leadership and expertise that will transform public health from Baltimore to Bangalore.
Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
Marie Diener-West (PhD '84), director of the MPH program, narrated the “Imagine A World Without Public Health” slideshow.
Campaign Launch
Campaign Launch
The evening finished with a champagne toast, with each table saying “to your health” in a different language. L to R, back: Dean Emeritus Al Sommer MD, MHS ’74, Jim Tielsch MHS ’79, PhD ’82, professor of International Health; front: Ashok Agarwal, MPH ’83, Peter Agre (director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute), Sylvia Brown (HAB member).